4-H Awards & Scholarship Forms Due Jan. 3

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Many Lancaster County 4-H award forms and college scholarship applications are due Jan. 3. Forms are available at http://go.unl.edu/4has and the Extension office. Recipients will be announced at Lancaster County 4-H Achievement Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. Families and club leaders are encouraged to submit photos related to award application accomplishments to http://go.unl.edu/Lan4HPic by Jan. 3. These photos may be used in the multimedia presentation at Achievement Celebration.

• Lancaster County 4-H Community Service Awards — based on number of hours of community service through 4-H.
• Lancaster County 4-H Council Leadership Award — youth in grades 10–12 who show outstanding qualities in servant leadership.
• Lancaster County Outstanding 4-H Member Award — an individual 14 years of age or older who has excelled in their involvement with 4-H.
• Lancaster County Meritorious Service to 4-H Award — individuals or organizations who have exhibited consistent and strong support of 4-H.
• Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application — two versions: junior for ages 8–14 (county only) and senior for ages 15–18 (county and state). The senior application is utilized to select delegates for National 4-H Conference and 4-H Congress, as well as Nebraska 4-H Foundation scholarships.
• Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program — recognizes the accomplishments of 4-H’ers ages 8–18, youth can progress from Level 1–6.
• Nebraska 4-H Gives Back — a 4-H member or team completes a major service-learning project (over 100 hours of service).
• Nebraska 4-H Club of Excellence — meet criteria outlined by the state 4-H office.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS for graduating high school seniors
• 4-H Council — up to twelve $700 scholarships.
• 4-H Teen Council — up to five $300 scholarships.
• Lincoln Center Kiwanis — one $1,000 scholarship.
• Dick Fleming Leadership & Communication Scholarship — one $250 scholarship to a 4-H’er who has excelled in leadership and communication through 4-H.
• Lane Community 4-H Scholarship — one $200 scholarship to a 4-H’er attending Raymond Central High School.
• Nebraska 4-H Foundation Scholarships — several statewide Nebraska 4-H scholarships (applications are via the 4-H Achievement Application).
• Nebraska Association of Fair Managers Martha & Don Romeo Scholarship (note: deadline is Nov. 30).